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The best hotels near the Great Barrier Reef
Fortunately there are many possibilities - the reef is actually a rather big place! Several of the best hotels near the Great Barrier Reef are located on reef side reefs, on some of the most beautiful reefs. The Whitsunday Iceland Group has several great opportunities. You' ll find everything from simple campsites to privately owned insular resorts, but if you're looking for a nearby Great Barrier Reef, the outskirts are better.
Sixty-nine of the 74 Whitsunday Islands are exclusively ashore and off the coast, hence the small number of inhabitants. One of the best hotels near the Barrier Reef, but still on the continent, is that you don't have to be worried about costly floatplane transfer or cliffy passage.
Port Douglas and Cairns are both classical targets for those who want to discover the reef. It is also near the Daintree National Park and the hippie city of Kuranda and is either the start or end point for humans on an Odyssey along the eastern Australian coastline. Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns is a five-star luxurious hotel with all amenities.
They are located directly on the outskirts of the yacht harbour, overlooking the sea, the luxuriant, modern hotelgardens or Cairns itself. Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villa's are a luxury independent four-bedroom villa group, each with its own bathroom, fully equipped bathroom, fully equipped bathroom, fully equipped bathroom, fully equipped bathroom, and all with a view of the beaches and the Whitsundays.
They are also near Hamilton Iceland Marina. Palm Bay is located on Long Iceland, directly on the coast, but still in the Whitsunday group. The hotel provides luxury self-catering accommodations in bright, breezy rooms with breathtaking outlooks. Hamburg-Hayman Iceland is a privately owned three by five mile sized reef retreat on the far end of the Whitsunday group, right on the reef.
Daydream Island is an old but fine place known for its familial recreation. There are a variety of spa, swimming pool and restaurant facilities and many ways to discover the reef or just unwind on the lovely whitish sandbeach. Qualia, on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, is a small, classy place that offers the ultimative beach-feeling.
In addition to the ideal beaches, luxurious spas and countless privately owned swimming pools, Qualia is encircled by luxuriant rainforests - a real paradise on the Isle. Furnishings are stylish and red and the well-lit rooms overlook either the swimmingpool or the garden. Great Barrier Reef can support 10,000 different sponges, 350 corals, 1,500 different kinds of sea life and green turtles, cetaceans, sharks and cetaceans.
The best-known diving spots are the Ribbon Reefs, Dynamite Pass, Pixi Pinnacles and Cod Hole, but also Great Detached Reef and Mantis Reef, known for their shark, mantas, and tree-shark. Mile Reef provides verticals, Thretford Reef provides sandpits, rock faces, coves, small caverns and Michaelmas is home to a large number of marine species and is a nesting site for seabirds.
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